QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone
Yellowstone monthly earthquake counts since April have gone from 182 to 135 to 265 to 99 to 207 to 71.
The U.S. Geological Survey classifies these counts as “normal.”
Or as geophysicist Robert B. Smith puts it:
“It’s always exciting.”

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You could look it up

QT's Thesaurus
News Item: “. . . Though the survey is not a scientific poll, its findings. . . .”
QT’s Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases & Terms & Expressions & So On:
garbage
noun
rubbish, litter, trash, refuse, waste, sweepings, scraps, debris, swill, offal, flotsam and jetsam, dross, dreck, rot, crap, drivel, not a scientific poll

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Will there be an end to the buttocks shootings?

Man Shot
News Headline: “Bayonne man shot in buttocks in Jersey City.”
News Headline: “Man shot in buttocks in Des Moines barber shop parking lot.”
News Headline: “Two men shot in buttocks in separate incidents in Baltimore.”
News Headline: “Tulsa man shot in buttocks.”
R.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“I hear police are stumped by this crime wave and are reduced to playing a few haunches.”
This just in: A man was shot in the buttocks yesterday as he was walking down a highway near Lilburn, Ga.
And thereby hangs a tail.
QT will stop it now.

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But you can believe everything else he says

Sean Hannity
News Item: “Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Dana Perino are giving speeches ‘sponsored by’ major fracking companies while pushing for fracking on Fox. . . .”
Has it been 1,989 days since Sean Hannity promised he would undergo waterboarding to show it isn’t torture?
Not that anyone is counting.

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Buttocks shootings in the news

Man Shot
News Headline: “Bayonne man shot in buttocks in Jersey City.”
News Headline:  “Man shot in buttocks in Des Moines barber shop parking lot.”
News Headline: “Two men shot in buttocks in separate incidents in Baltimore.”
News Headline: “Tulsa man shot in buttocks.”
+ Dan Skowron, a Romeoville, Ill., reader, writes:
“Regarding all the recent incidents of people being shot in the buttocks, in hindsight we should have seen it coming.”
+ Robert S. Gold, a Key West, Fla., reader, writes:
“I’d like to see someone get to the bottom this–put the whole thing in our rear-view mirror.”
+ K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“It does seem a painful subject.  Or am I arguing a posteriori?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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